Stigma’s: Wrong on every level. Thank you to Jenni @ Unload and Unwind. She brings up a valid point we should all hear.
One of the human races greatest gifts is language and we use it as a way to understand and recognise the world around us and our place in it. In most cases this is a reassuring process, how children grow to understand what they see as they learn to speak. However there is a danger inherent within, like most things in life there are choices to be made in how we use language and what labels we place on many things.
I have come over time to recognise how naming things can sometimes be a negative. In particular when it comes to the Mental Health Sciences doctors and counsellors primary goal is to define or diagnose a person’s mental health and proceed to label it according to where it fits within the medical models. Unfortunately there is a great deal of stigma attached to mental health and whether people realise…
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